Soldier martyred, civilian killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

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Soldier martyred, civilian killed in Pakistan firing on LoC
Soldier martyred, civilian killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistani Army, an Indian soldier was martyred and a civilian porter were killed on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

Police sources said the soldier and porter, working for the army, were killed in the firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch.

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Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing with mortars, automatics and small arms at Indian positions from 10.35 a.m., Defence Ministry sources said adding that Indian troops “retaliated strongly and effectively”.

The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.